World Jazz Fusion
• Jagadeesh M.R - Guitars, Oud, composer and founder.
• Madhuri Jagadeesh - Singer songwriter and co founder
• Prakash Sontakke - Slide guitar, Hindustani vocals and award winning songwriter
• Karthik Mani (Subramanya) - Percussionist/Drummer- and Konnakol.
• Joshua Lance - Bass
in the spirit of collaboration which MoonArra always believe in:
* Sulaiman Jamal - Harmonica
Sulaiman Jamal (Silu) is passionately fond of music and a gifted Harmonica player and has often accompanied and played with several well known musicians in India as well as oversdeas. Sulaiman is also a well known vintage car owner participating in rallies in India and overseas.
* Chaitra Sontakke : Wife of Prakash Sontakke, Chaitra is a extremely accomplished Hindustani Classical Vocalist and performs concerts all over with Prakash Sontakke as well as solo concerts. Chaitra is on the faculty of the Shankar Mahadevan Academy.
MoonArra meaning 'three streams, is a 4 member world jazz fusion group from Bangalore, India performing Indian Classical, Jazz and World music. The lietmotif of all our lives is our quest and fascination for beautiful sounds that emanate world over, how sounds travelled from Northern India in the 13th century, journeyed through Persia, Morocco even up to Andalucian Spain and the rest of the World.
We have performed at some of the most significant Jazz and World Music International festivals such as Java Jazz Festival 2009 Indonesia, Bangkok Jazz festival 2010 Thailand, World Music Festival organised by Lewis Pragasam (Internationally renowned drummer) inaugurated by former Indian PM Shri Manmohan Singh in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2010, Fete de La Musique Tour 2010, Asiabeat Anthology Launch 2012, Delhi International Jazz Festival 2012 and UNESCO's International Jazz Day 2013/2014/2015.
MoonArra has also released an album of original music titled "Indian Accent" on Times Music. Currently MoonArra is working on its second album.
Our core member Prakash Sontakke, is part of the team that has won THE 2015 NEWAGE CATEGORY GRAMMY as a co-composer for Winds of Samsara.
Currently MoonArra is scheduled to perform at the 16th Edition of Tanjazz Festival, supported by UNESCO, from Sep 9 to 13 in Morocco including a special collaboration by MoonArra with Gnawa Express titled “ India Meets Africa”.